Version: 2021.3
Diffuse Detail
Transparent Vertex-Lit

Transparent Shader Family

Note. Unity 5 introduced the Standard Shader which replaces these shadersA program that runs on the GPU. More info
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The Transparent shaders are used for fully- or semi-transparent objects. Using the alpha channel of the Base texture, you can determine areas of the object which can be more or less transparent than others. This can create a great effect for glass, HUD interfaces, or sci-fi effects.

Transparent Vertex-Lit

shader-TransVertexLit
shader-TransVertexLit

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for Transparency Map

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Transparent Diffuse

shader-TransDiffuse
shader-TransDiffuse

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for Transparency Map

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Transparent Specular

shader-TransSpecular
shader-TransSpecular

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for combined Transparency Map/Specular Map

Note: One limitation of this shader is that the Base texture’s alpha channel doubles as a Specular Map for the Specular shaders in this family.

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Transparent Normal mapped

shader-TransBumpedDiffuse
shader-TransBumpedDiffuse

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for Transparency Map
  • One Normal mapA type of Bump Map texture that allows you to add surface detail such as bumps, grooves, and scratches to a model which catch the light as if they are represented by real geometry.
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    normal map, no alpha channel required

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Transparent Normal mapped Specular

shader-TransBumpedSpecular
shader-TransBumpedSpecular

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for combined Transparency Map/Specular Map
  • One Normal map normal map, no alpha channel required

Note: One limitation of this shader is that the Base texture’s alpha channel doubles as a Specular Map for the Specular shaders in this family.

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Transparent Parallax

shader-TransParallaxDiffuse
shader-TransParallaxDiffuse

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for Transparency Map
  • One Normal map normal map with alpha channel for Parallax Depth

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Transparent Parallax Specular

shader-TransParallaxSpecular
shader-TransParallaxSpecular

Assets needed:

  • One Base texture with alpha channel for combined Transparency Map/Specular Map
  • One Normal map normal map with alpha channel for Parallax Depth

Note: One limitation of this shader is that the Base texture’s alpha channel doubles as a Specular Map for the Specular shaders in this family.

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Diffuse Detail
Transparent Vertex-Lit